WWE Smackdown Preview: Shane Reacts To Owens’ Statement, Rusev ‘Pride Of Bulgaria’ Celebration, Will Nakamura Respond To Mahal?, More

Nick Hausman

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Tonight’s Smackdown Live takes place from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ

WWE has shared the following Quick Hits preview points on WWE.com ahead of tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live:

Be sure to join WZ tonight at 8pm EST for live coverage of the show!

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On Shane McMahon’s reaction to Kevin Owens tonight:

Last Tuesday, Kevin Owens issued a statement regarding his ruthless attack on WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, seemingly putting the blame on Shane McMahon. KO responded to Shane’s claims that he would condemn Owens to hell when they meet inside Hell in a Cell in two weeks, stating that it wouldn’t happen, as people like him don’t go to hell, they go to heaven.

How will Shane respond to Owens on SmackDown LIVE?

On Rusev being honored during a Pride of Bulgaria Celebration:

Rusev was ready for a celebration last week on SmackDown LIVE after defeating Randy Orton, thanks to an assist from Aiden English. The Bulgarian Brute was caught parading backstage, chanting “Rusev, Number One!” It turns out that he is not the only one who thinks so.

WWE.com has learned that Rusev will be honored by his hometown of Plovdiv, Bulgaria during a special “Pride of Bulgaria Celebration.” Rumor has it that he may even be presented with the key to the city during what is sure to be one of the proudest moments of Rusev’s career.

WrestleZone will have the latest episode of Smackdown Rebellion available later tonight following Smackdown Live and Talking Smack.

It will be released via WrestleZone Radio on iTunes and former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s IRWNetwork.com.

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